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Report: SKI Plans 2nd EV Battery Plant in China

By: Steve Plumb - December 02, 2019 at 10:07 AM

South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. plans to construct a $1.1 billion battery plant in Yancheng, China. 

Mercedes to Skip New York Auto Show

By: Steve Plumb - December 02, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has decided not to participate in next April’s New York auto show.

Plant Utilization in Europe: Improving, But. . .

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 02, 2019 at 6:00 AM

European OEMs are improving their capacity utilization, but there is still a way to go

Nissan to End Datsun Output in Russia, Indonesia?

By: Bill Hampton - December 02, 2019 at 1:31 AM

Nissan Motor Co. plans to stop making entry-level Datsun brand vehicles in Russia and Indonesia in 2020, sources tell The Nikkei.

Tavares Touts Compatibility in PSA-FCA Merger

By: Bill Hampton - December 02, 2019 at 12:34 AM

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares says merging with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will create a company large enough to pay the cost of electrification and tighter emission limits.

Renault-Nissan to Name Alliance Chief

By: Bill Hampton - November 29, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors say they will install a general secretary to oversee and coordinate the activities of their 20-year-old alliance.

The Importance of the MaaS Market

By: Paul Eichenberg - November 29, 2019 at 9:17 AM

Urban mobility will likely be the first area of the market to be truly impacted by advances in autonomous driving.

PSA Confirms Sale of Stake in Changan Venture

By: Bill Hampton - November 29, 2019 at 1:20 AM

PSA Group confirms it is selling its 50% stake in a carmaking venture with China’s Changan Automobile Group.

Chinese Carmakers Eye Indian Market

By: Satnam Singh - November 27, 2019 at 2:04 AM

Chinese vehicle manufacturers, who are facing slumping sales in their home market, are looking at India for potential growth.

VW to Launch Software Unit in January

By: Steve Plumb - November 25, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Volkswagen AG will formally launch its Car.Software business as an independent unit on Jan. 1.

What the Roman Empire Has to Do With Product Lifecycle Management (We’re Not Kidding)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM

Although you might think of product lifecycle management only in the context of a software package, that’s only half of it, as CIMdata’s Peter Bilello explains.

Report: BAIC Aims to Hike Stake in Daimler

By: Steve Plumb - November 25, 2019 at 7:33 AM

China’s BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co.), which acquired a 5% stake in Daimler AG for $2.8 billion in July, wants to increase its holding in the German carmaker.